31.10.2023 | Haulage

Bacton Transport Receives Bronze Award from Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The ERS, launched by the Ministry of Defence in 2014, acknowledges and rewards UK employers who actively demonstrate their support for the armed forces community

Bacton Transport, a leading logistics and transportation company, has been awarded the prestigious Bronze Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). This recognition underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to supporting veterans, reservists, and the wider armed forces community.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, launched by the Ministry of Defence in 2014, acknowledges and rewards UK employers who actively demonstrate their support for the armed forces community. This includes providing flexible working arrangements for reservists, offering employment opportunities to veterans, and actively promoting armed forces values within the workplace.

Bacton Transport’s achievement of the Bronze Award reflects the company’s dedication to these principles. As part of the application process, Bacton Transport had to demonstrate how it goes above and beyond the call of duty to support the armed forces community. This includes:

  1. Veteran Employment: Bacton Transport actively recruits veterans, recognising the valuable skills and experience they bring to the workforce. Veterans have found a welcoming and supportive environment within the company.
  2. Community Engagement: Bacton Transport actively engages with the armed forces community through outreach programs, such as career fairs and job placement initiatives, further solidifying its commitment to supporting veterans and reservists.

We will be working towards silver in due course,” expressed Bacton Transport’s HR Director, Rick Emberson, highlighting their commitment. He added, “Receiving the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme is a testament to our ongoing commitment to the armed forces community. We deeply value the contributions of veterans and reservists and are honoured to support them in their careers.”

This recognition comes as Bacton Transport continues to expand its presence in the logistics and transportation sector. The company’s success is underpinned by a strong emphasis on social responsibility and inclusivity.

In conclusion, Bacton Transport’s receipt of the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme highlights the company’s dedication to supporting veterans, reservists, and the wider armed forces community. This achievement marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey toward being a model employer in the UK’s logistics industry.